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The lighthouse at Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Dunnet Head Lighthouse, mainland Britain's most northerly point, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the island of Hoy in the Orkneys.

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Highland cow standing in a pond

Flora does it every year…

"You know that summer has finally arrived in Caithness when Flora poses in the pond."

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An uplift for a saggy pair

"What do the adjacent castles of Sinclair and Girnigoe, on the outskirts of Wick, Caithness, have in common with The Valley of the Kings and the Great Wall of China?" How the World Monuments Fund is drawing attention to the imminent collapse of two historic Caithness castles.

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Wick town centre

The Mirage of the North

"Wick is like a mirage, when you've been driving up the A9 for ever and ever. Just as you think maybe you'll reach the end of the world and drop off the edge before you see civilisation again, the road straightens, and falls away slightly in front of you. And in the distance you see roofs and spires and towers floating on clouds." Mike visits the Far North of the Scottish mainland to see the amazing floating town of Wick.

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